Joe Biden's Preemptive Measures Against Xi Jinping's China Hint At Readiness For Taiwan Standoff, Says Expert: 'Done With A View To Potential Conflicts'

The White House has recently announced a ban on certain U.S. investments in China, particularly in sensitive technologies. This move, seen as a way to de-risk from China, suggests that the U.S. and its Western allies might be learning from past national security mistakes made with Russia, according to an expert.

What Happened: The U.S. is taking steps to distance itself from Xi Jinping‘s China, especially in the realm of sensitive technologies such as computer chips. This decision comes in light of increasing tensions over Taiwan, with the potential consequences of a conflict between China and Taiwan being described as “unimaginable,” CNBC reported.

The executive order, set to take effect next year, is designed to prevent China’s military from benefiting from American technology and funding. Olena Yurchenko, an advisor at the Economic Security Council of Ukraine, emphasized the importance of these preemptive measures.

“These preemptive ideas about decoupling — taking the manufacturing and the manufacturing facilities from China to India etc. — that’s all done with a view to potential conflicts, so that when it erupts, let’s say in Taiwan, it’s not so excruciating to impose some restrictions,” Yurchenko stated.

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Why It Matters: The ongoing tensions between China and Taiwan have been a focal point of international concern. Recent reports have highlighted warnings from experts about China’s intentions toward Taiwan. The Chinese Communist Party’s stance on Taiwan, combined with their military preparedness showcased in a documentary series, signals Beijing’s readiness for a potential conflict.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden also recently called China a “ticking time bomb” due to its economic challenges, further underscoring the complexities of the U.S.-China relationship.

With the global tech race intensifying, the U.S. has been proactive in its approach to limiting potential security risks. China’s response to these measures has been one of strong opposition, with the Ministry of Commerce expressing its grave concerns.

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